Friday, April 4, 2008

Bird Habitat

I have been wanting to create a bird habitat in our yard for quite some time. It's no secret that I love birds and enjoy watching them and listening to them. We have had bird feeders stocked with seed and get many visitors. It's hard to set it up the way I would like since we live in an apartment and don't have an outdoor space to call our own. However, I have tried and this is what we have...

We've staged it outside the boy's window so we could view them without disturbing them. The feeders hanging from the fence are ones the boys made. We stock our feeder with sunflower seeds to attract my favorite bird, the Cardinal. The blue tray on the ground is our bird bath. The red bag full of stuff hanging from the feeder is full of material birds can use in the construction of their nests. Barb at Heart of Harmony posted this idea on her site. I would like to set up some bird houses, but since we are moving, I would have to take them with me and I would hate to do that to the birds.

Oh, and I have to share a success story with you. As I mentioned, we get a lot of visitors to our feeder. For the past week, I have been trying to photograph two house finches, a male and a female, who feast together every morning. I finally got them!


Lori Carr said...

About 3 years ago were blessed to have a couple house finches make a nest in the reef on our front done! We were able to move the reef to the side of the door. They had 5 babies we got to see born and grow. It was so cool! We didn't have a camera back then so no pictures:(

Tina said...

Too much fun is happening at your casa!